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Why Argentina isn’t sharing its famous steaks anymore – Quartz

Argentina’s steaks are world-renowned, but good luck finding one these days. Argentines have become oddly bashful about sharing their beef. That’s what their country’s mind-boggling red meat exports suggest, anyway: Argentina now ships less than 7% of its beef. The current insularity of Argentina’s beef industry is especially surprising considering that …

Reports: Iran bars 2 top figures from June ballot

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian news websites have boosted speculation that election overseers have barred two prominent but divisive figures from next month’s presidential ballot. The hardline website Tasnimnews.com says the Guardian Council has rejected former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, a close confidant of outgoing President …

Cheerleaders surround George H.W. Bush – POLITICO.com

Former President George H.W. Bush congratulated newly named members of the 2013 Houston Texans cheerleading squad on Wednesday. A photo shows Bush, surrounded by cheerleaders, smiling and sporting patriotic socks. “Bachelor” style, the former president gave a red rose to each woman who made cut, according to a report on …

The Maldives and India: Second thoughts | The Economist

An atoll-sized problem unsettles the regional giant SO UNEXPECTED was the arrival of Mohamed Nasheed behind the walls of India’s high commission in Male, the capital of the Maldives, on February 13th, that he had nowhere to sleep. In the end the former president camped on a bed set up …